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Old 12-31-2003, 11:20 PM   #1
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The Right Size Tire for My New Rims

I just bought some 17X9 Chrome Bullet Rims. I want to get 275X40ZR17's for the back. But I am not sure what size to get for the front or could I get away with putting the same size tire all the way around. I have read a few threads on this issue and I am still confused. I can really use the help. These rims do look nice just sitting in my garage. But you and I both know they will look a 100 times nicer on my car. Thanks for all the help in advance. These are thr new rims I bought
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Old 01-01-2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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Since your rims are 9" you will be fine with 275/40zr17s all the way around, I have those on the rear of my GT on 8" wide bullitts and they are a bit much for them, but on 9" that is the optimal size.
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would you not want a slightly thinner tire up front. It might just be me but a thinner tire up front tracks better
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Well, Corey, that is the stock size tire on the 03 Cobras with 9" rims, you can run smaller on 9" rims, but I wouldn't personally, makes it more likely to get bad curb rash if you brush a curb with a wheel too. Our buddy with the Green V6 has 275/40s all the way round.
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I guess just seems like alot of rubber up front. But Paul's car does look good !!!
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Oh yeah! Ashentep on 3.8 was running 315/35/17s on 10.5 " 03 Cobras on his 01 Cobra when I saw it at that Racetrack in VA, they were drag radials., 275s on the front I think, or whatever came on it.
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i have 275s all around and have had for going on 5 years no issues with rubbing but just a tiny bit and im lowered.
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